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Research Associate-Scientific

Cambridge, MA 02140

Posted: 04/24/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 561149 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Title: Research Associate in Mass Spectrometry for Biochemical and Biophysical Assays Level: Research Associate/Contractor Location: Cambridge Alewife/Cambridge Crossing

The Leads Discovery & Optimization (LDO) department is a dynamic organization that supports the entire continuum of drug discovery (from lead identification to clinical candidate delivery) at Bristol Myers Squibb. The organization leverages state of the art technologies, complemented by deep subject matter expertise and broad scientific knowledge, to deliver innovative and comprehensive preclinical in vitro datasets to support our drug discovery pipeline in disease areas such as cell therapy, oncology, immunology, and cardiovascular diseases.

The Biochemistry & Biophysics Team in LDO Cambridge is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to carry out assays utilizing our mass spectrometry platform. The successful candidate will be able to follow protocols, learn new techniques and procedures quickly, and has an understanding of mass spectrometry principals.


The candidate should have a B.S. degree with 0-2 years of lab-based experience.


Work closely with mass spectrometer scientists to run and utilize mass spectrometry for established assays
Execute assays on the interaction of recombinant proteins with small molecule inhibitors/binders using mass spectrometry
Perform routine plate-based biochemical and biophysical assays as needed
Analyze and report results to the corporate database and project teams
Keep and maintain a detailed notebook that can be reproduced by other individuals
Technical Skills:

Practical understanding of the principals of LC-MS/MS
Fundamental training and experience with basic lab techniques such as pipetting, solvent handling, titrations, and lab safety, etc. Experience running mass spectroscopy is a plus
Familiarity with biochemical assay design and setup for generation of IC50 data
Detail oriented capable of following complicated protocols and keeping track of multiple plates simultaneously
Ability to independently generate precise, reliable data and analyze the data
Other Attributes:

Function under supervision within project teams
Reliably execute on team responsibilities in a timely manner
Strong communication and organization skills
Highly self-motivated & fueled by a fundamental interest in contributing to science in general, and drug discovery in particular

30-37 pay rate range
**salary will be commensurate with experience**
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